FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by

Discuss any carnivorous plant that doesn't fit in the above categories here or general chat about carnivorous plants

Moderator: Matt

By Mattfarrar19
Posts:  7
Joined:  Fri May 22, 2015 8:41 pm
I have been researching cool and easy CP's to grow and I haven't quite gotten help from any website. I was wondering if someone would throw out a few cool, big, and easy to grow carnivorous plants that I could order. Thanks.
By Jds
Posts:  730
Joined:  Sat May 02, 2015 5:58 pm
a)Pinguicula cyclosecta


b)big mouth
c)maroon monster


5.Waterwheel plant(Aldrovanda vesiculosa)

Jds liked this
By Daniel_G
Posts:  5472
Joined:  Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:27 pm
Some of the easiest to grow and pretty cool Drosera are pygmies, such a D. scorpioides, some which are a bit larger are sup tropicals, like D. binata and capensis.

N. rajah is a pretty demanding plant indeed. Much easier are beginners Nepenthes like alata, ventricosa and x ventrata.
If you're up for the challenge of growing highlanders and ultra highlanders, why not check out N. villosa and hamata. Another challenging yet large plant is Drosophyllum lusitanicum. I didn't find it too difficult after germination though.
Sarracenia and Darlingtonia can both get too a decent size, and in my opinion are very cool!
By w03
Posts:  393
Joined:  Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:46 am
As a fan of utrics and genlisea, this is super biased! ;)
In terms of utrics, really only the epiphytic ones (and maybe and a few aquatics + longifolia) would be considered big.
U. alpina - it really looks like an orchid and has big, snowy-white flowers. Easiest of the epiphytic utrics and should do fine as long as you keep it relatively cool.
U. pubescens - super easy terrestrial. Nice bullseye-pattern flowers and peltate leaves - but it's quite small.
U. nelumbifolia - can be tricky, but has gigantic lily-pad like peltate leaves. Really nice species. Also somewhat of a cool-grower, like other epiphytics.
U. longifolia - really vigorous and easy. As the name implies, forms really big leaves. Deep purple, orchid-like flowers.
U. sandersonii - the classic. Cute carpets of little wedge-shaped leaves and endearing flowers that look like bunnies.

D. burmannii - weedy and easy - the tentacle movement is fast enough to be visible real-time!
D. spiralis - cool growing species, but quite easy. Forms big rosettes of very long, skinny leaves.
D. binata - a classic. Very colorful, dewy forked leaves and super easy to grow. Some types get quite huge.

P. gigantea - gets huge as the name implies. The leaves are also sticky on both sides.
P. laueana - spectacular, crimson-red flowers.
P. primuliflora - pretty, bluish flowers with yellow centers.

any of the commonly available ones should be easy, and they have very interesting traps that you can see if you set it up right. G. hispidula is the easiest.

Nepenthes (suggestion, as I don't actually grow these :p )
N. veitchii - gigantic flared peristomes, a really spectacular species that (I've heard) is quite tolerant of many conditions.
User avatar
By nimbulan
Posts:  2076
Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
Everyone needs a Drosera capensis. Drosera binata forms will also get quite large and showy. Drosera filiformis is another good larger species. Sarracenia are always a good choice, especially S. flava crosses if you want larger plants.
By katya_dog1
Posts:  2412
Joined:  Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:45 pm
I'd recommend

Venus Flytraps
1) FTS Maroon Monster
3)King Henry

1)Reptilian Rose
2) Your favorite simple hybrid (e.g. Leuco x Flava, or moorei)
3)Judith Hindle


That's it! these are my favorite mid-priced plants so far. They are all vigorous, hard to kill, showy, and easy to grow.

If you want more expensive plants, I'd recommend some of the higher-end mooreis like Leah Wilkerson.
Tent cooling

Thats because the heat is drawn out by the refrige[…]

I'll second that. I used Bayers (BioAdvanced) 3 in[…]

My entire collection as of now

Yeah, that's one impressive collection. I'm bettin[…]

Thank you! yes it's possible I am overthinking it […]

Nepenthes Purgatory

Dang it! I hate Sphagnum as a medium, but I guess[…]

Fly trap problem?

I would definitely give them a spray with your pre[…]

day 1 day 282 […]

This thing has been growing[…]

Support the community - Shop at!